Nnamdi Asomugha will retire with the Oakland Raiders

12/27/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

December 9, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA;  Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) gets ready to defend against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsOnly a few short years ago, he was being compared to Darrelle Revis and called one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.

Now, Nnamdi Asomugha is retiring from the NFL, signing a one-day contract with the Raiders so he can retire from the organization he started with, where he was named a first-team All-Pro twice.

Asomugha left the Raiders two years ago, signing a lucrative 5-year contract with the Eagles. It included $45M of guaranteed money, and it didn't pan out well at all. He was released before the beginning of this season, and signed an incentive-laden contract with the 49ers. He was cut after playing in only 3 games and making only 2 tackles.

His career took a severe downturn after leaving the Raiders, but now he'll return home to Oakland and announce his retirement.
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